Ascheri. Barolo 'Pisapola'
A light-footed, mid-weight Barolo. For me, this is a very nostalgic wine with its faded old English rose and wild strawberry nose. A lovely mahogany patina, delicate berry, tobacco, violet and rose flavours. Classic confident Barolo with fine tannins and no interfering oak or over-ripeness. A genuine, nuanced wine which perfectly demonstrates the feminine characteristics that are rising the stock of this corner of Barolo. 12%
An expressive cru, the vineyard of Pisapola falls within the communes of La Morra and Verduno; the land is not yet fashionable and in consequence the agriculture is mixed and as wild as Barolo gets. Lighter clays with high percentages of sand are well suited to elegant Nebbiolo and Matteo allows the wine to mirror its terroir.
Grapes are harvested by hand in the middle of October, crushed and fermented in temperature-controlled steel tanks for 12 days at 28?, the wine is then transferred to old large oak casks for maturation.